Friday, November 25, 2016

Control and Power



Honestly speaking? These days, when I read the news or think about what's going on in our world (the injustices, the pollution of our world/oceans/air, the wars, the refugees - just to name a few of them) I feel overwhelmed. In despair. Powerless. Sad.
Then I came upon the above words.
I CAN CONTROL THE WAY I RESPOND TO WHAT'S HAPPENING.
THAT'S WHERE MY POWER IS.


What wonderful words. They made me realize that I can not only control "things" that seemed so big, so uncontrollable, so "far away" but I can also change them.
How do I do this?
Every one of us knows for what or whom his heart beats. Like:
Our planet.
Animals.
Refugees.
People who live on the margins of our society, like prostitutes, homeless people etc.
You name it and then I go for it.

But then come the doubts, I can hear them loud and clear: What do you mean "go for it"? How can my little self change animal cruelty? Or pollution? Or solve the refugees situation?
You can.
You can decide not to buy a product. To boycott consumerism by not buying useless stuff. To donate money to support an association or an NGO. You can demonstrate. You can volonteer. The list is endless! Think about it and got for it! It's time to speak up. Not only. It's time to stand for what you love and what you believe in. There lies the power.
It needs to come from the bottom of your heart though. Every action that comes from the bottom of your heart is stronger than fear or hate or stupidity. So much stronger.

Doing nothing is no longer an option.

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